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Former city of Cleveland employee accused of stabbing wife, attempting to light her on fire

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 17:34:41-05

CLEVELAND — A former city of Cleveland maintenance worker is accused of attempting to kill his wife.

Cardell Boyd, 58, stabbed his wife in their Euclid home and then tried to slit her throat on New Year's Day, according to a police report. Boyd was a city employee at the time.

The police report states Boyd then filled their home with natural gas and covered her in gasoline before attempting to light her on fire.

After his wife escaped, he caught up with her, dragged her across the yard and attempted to run her over with a vehicle before fleeing the scene, according to the police report.

Boyd has been charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, domestic violence, abduction, attempted aggravated arson, and aggravated menacing.

He was fired from the city after not showing up for work for five days.